Faces of Fairfax City: Corner Coffee House
When you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of city noise, come to the cozy and comfortable Corner Coffee House for a peaceful respite. Relax in front of the fireplace with a made-to-order beverage such as lavender almond latte, pumpkin spice macchiato, mocha cappuccino, chai tea, hot chocolate, or any other combination of hot or cold drinks.
To accompany your drink, there are offerings of fresh-baked pastries, cakes, and muffins. Or for a more filling breakfast, you can choose bagels or breakfast sandwiches – made to order. At lunch or later, make sure you order one of the delicious homemade sandwiches.
Meet your friends and coworkers at the adorable Corner Coffee House! There are plenty of seats on the main level, upstairs, and in the outdoor dining area.
Read more about Corner Coffee House below from its owners, Syed Ahmed and Syeda Islam.
Tell us a little about Corner Coffee House.
Our business is a coffee shop/cafe that serves a variety of freshly made meals and beverages. Our menu includes a range of coffees, teas, sandwiches, assorted pastries, etc. We provide an accessible large indoor and outdoor seating for dining at our business. Our business also provides free wifi for all patrons to access both with the indoor and outdoor seating.
What makes Corner Coffee House unique in Fairfax?
The Corner Coffee House is a local business in Fairfax City that is open and inclusive to everyone in the community. Our business establishes an environment for various purposes from casual meetups, business meetings, collaborative group work, student meetings, family dining, etc. The ambience of the business reflects a comfortable and relaxing tone for our patrons to have an exceptional experience while dining. We provide excellent service to all our patrons.
What encouraged you to take the leap to get started?
I have been in Fairfax City for more than 20 years. I have always had an entrepreneurial mindset with ideas dedicated to providing goods and service appealing and enjoyable to consumers. I had taken the opportunity to own a franchised location for Baskin Robbins.
What inspired you to open Corner Coffee House in Fairfax City?
After a chapter in my life finished, I saw an opportunity to begin a new chapter for my future with opening the Corner Coffee House within Fairfax City. The location of the business has an inspiring vision as a central venue and locale spot for the community in Fairfax City. The support from my family and friends has helped, especially Jeff Stahle who has been a great supportive friend to me for so many years. He really encouraged me with my inspiration in creating a business oriented towards providing something special to this community in Fairfax.
What do you enjoy most about having a business in Fairfax City?
The unique and special interactions with all and every patrons that walk in through the door. My business has shown me that Fairfax City has an amazing community that is very extraordinary and wonderful to be a part of.
How has Corner Coffee House changed since its opening?
We have been innovative with our menu and expanded with a variety of different products for our customers to enjoy. More people are getting to recognize our business. People are spreading the word on social media.
What do customers say they love about Corner Coffee House?
Our customers really enjoy the quality of taste and freshness of the food and drinks we serve. We are also well-liked for our atmosphere of being local and comfortable compared to the commercial/corporate style companies.
What are some of your fondest memories or biggest successes since you’ve opened?
One of my fondest memories since opening would be the day of the grand opening for Corner Coffee House. It was really amazing to see the support and interest from the people of Fairfax City with my business.
What’s next for you and Corner Coffee House?
I am hoping to expand my business with new ideas. I wish to bring live music and add more items to my menu, etc. Hopefully this will help bring more people to my business.
Are there any fun facts you would like residents and visitors to know?
Our business serves an Oregon-originated coffee roaster brand with Stumptown Coffee. We are also located next to the former Paul VI High School which is now under construction for a new Fairfax City project.
When you’re not working, where in Fairfax City do you like to spend your time?
I would like to take my family out to restaurants, cafes and stores. Fairfax City is a pleasant community to be in.
How can people follow you on social media?
Our website: https://www.cornercoffeehouseva.com/ We look forward to seeing everyone.